Also known as the "Local Grammy's," the annual CPMAs are designed to recognize the best of the best in the Central Pennsylvania music scene! All acts are encouraged to attend and dress-to-the-nines (this can be formal wear or your best band attire)! This event is all about YOU! There will be press in attendance to capture your picture on the red carpet! Be there!
Come to Your Senses - Kendal Conrad
Hello Sunshine - Conrad Fisher
Drowning - Eternal Frequency
Brooklyn - The Jellybricks
Time Is Up - Corinna Joy
Suffocating - The Road to Milestone
Replay - Corina Rose
Freight Train - Garrett Shultz
Hunger Strike (cover) - Small Town Titans with Matt James
Another Round - Sincerely SPADE
Colebrook Road - On Time
Shine Delphi - Looking at the World
Eternal Frequency - Transcendence
Gallowglas - Let the Fire Dine
Stephanie Grace - Private Pond
Happy Sally - Last Night
The Jellybricks - Some Kind of Lucky
Medusa's Disco - Orphic Grimoire
Garrett Shultz - Love You More
Volume To Nothing - Nascency
Erica Lyn Everest
Emelle (Mary-Lynn Greger) - Eternal Frequency
Brenda Michelle Robinson - Anatomy of the Sacred
Jess Zimmerman - The Jess Zimmerman Band
Kevin Cole - Mountain Road
Delonne Wilbourn - D-Bo
Phil Freeman - Small Town Titans
The LUV GODS
Smooth Like Clyde
Abbeyville Road Studio
Full Tilt Productions
Green Room Recording Studio
Rock Mill Studios
Think Loud Studios
BCR Music & Sound
Dale's Drum Shop
Guitar Center - Harrisburg
Guitars on Main
Woodshed Guitar Works
Studio 28, LLC
Madison "The Guy" Matylewicz
Josh Nesmith - Nesmith Films
Dave Bray USA
Aaron Daniel Gaul
Indian Summer Jars
Central City Orchestra
CLASS ACT featuring Rita
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
Unforgettable Big Band
The Uptown Band
Light Up The Moon
Observe the 93rd
Small Town Titans
Cold Spring Union
Volume to Nothing
Whiskey on the Rocks
Erica Lyn Everest
Jazz Me Band
Don Johnson Project
Nate Myers and the Aces
Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam
Anatomy of the Sacred
Gun Metal Gray
Dead Horse Revival
The Flat Wheels
Mama Corn Bluegrass Band
Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band
Melody Place Studios
Country String Shop
Stage 4 Percussion & Brass
Menchey Music Service, Inc.
There are two parts to the voting for the CPMAs:
a. Members of the Board of Directors voting
Each board member will vote once per category.
b. Fan voting
Fan voting can be accomplished by commenting on social media pages with your vote, or even emailing us directly at email@example.com. There will be an official voting process to launch on 11/15 for the general public. Stay tuned for more information. Remember: have your fans like our Facebook, Instagram, and twitter pages as well!
Tickets are available exclusively to nominees NOW through Thursday, 11/14/19. This limited window is to ensure that every nominated act can be present and have priority, first-level seating—in order to take the stage for a potential acceptance speech. If your act is nominated, you may purchase tickets for yourselves, all band members, and close family that you’d prefer to sit with using the promo code “NOMINEE” on the Whitaker Center website (www.whitakercenter.org).
Here are step-by-step instructions to obtain tickets:
1. Find the ticket link on the Whitaker Center website, or click here… https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=237533
2. Click on “Buy Tickets.”
3. A pop-up will appear asking if you are a member. Click “no”—unless you are a member of the Whitaker Center’s loyalty program.
4. Click on the location and seats that you’d like.
5. At the bottom, where it says, “Enter Code,” type in “NOMINEE”. If you do not type in this code, it will not allow you to purchase tickets.
6. Click “Add,” then “Proceed to Checkout.”
On 11/15/19, tickets will be available to the general public (without any promo code). So, be sure to make sure you get your tickets before then. It will be nearly impossible to make it to the stage from the second or third floor seating, if/when you win!
The expectation is for all nominees to be present for the awards ceremony. This is a red-carpet event all for YOU! There will be press, photographers, and interviewers present to capture you in your best band attire or even formal-wear. While there is not a “formal” dress code requirement, dressing “to the nines” is encouraged. After all, these are the local Grammy’s, and it’s our local music scene’s biggest night to celebrate!
We’ve received countless ideas for additional categories, that may be included and implemented in the future. So far, these additional recommended categories include: songwriting, local radio station, local radio/podcast DJ personality, booking agent, sound company, lighting company, band t-shirt/merchandise services, best harmonies, best guitarist/bassist/drummer, acoustic venue, tribute band, youth artist, latin artist, Christian artist, etc.
Yes; the live performances will feature local artists honoring the year's inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Each award will be presented by a sponsor. This will give a local business the opportunity to sponsor – say the “Best NEW Artist” award – and present the award on stage. Each of these sponsors will be a “Diamond Sponsor.” This level of sponsorship means that they can have someone from their company (or request a local artist to speak on their behalf) to approach the microphone, provide up to a 30-second “commercial” on their business, read off the names of the nominees, and ultimately announce the winner in that category. The sponsorship level will also receive on-screen advertising both in the theatre and on the TV screens in the lobby. A “Platinum Sponsor” (highest level) has already been secured. There are also Gold Sponsor opportunities—which will provide on-screen advertising (both in the theatre and on the TV screens in the lobby) and a thank you in the event program.
If you know of a local business that would be interested in sponsoring an award and advertising to the area’s best musicians and fans, please have them private message us or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit, so each sponsorship is a donation to assist in funding the event and providing music educational services to the local youth.